Sat May 9th.

Rosa came: given shirts to make for me of the Bonet old linen lengths.
Worked on Chapter XII, breaking it up into three chapters.
Still slight headache. Heavy weather, with rain & thunder.
Slight walk with Solomon1 by Son Bujosa hill.
Signed income tax claim, sending off Barker contracts with it, as Ribbons & Winder asked.
With Karl to Posada, where hung up picture & did small jobs, glueing etc. Syringa flowering there.[RG]
Miguel came to-day to screen the kitchen[RG] remaining windows of Can Torrent & Canellun.
Sticking in inserts in the three new chapters, as Karl types.
Fountain pen back: perfectly good.

Editorial Notes

1Graves' dog eds.

Hands Referenced

    • Annotation: ink correction
    • Character: regular
    • Ink: black

Places Mentioned

  • Posada, La

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House on the Puig next to Deyá church. Originally part of the Es Molí property. It had been rented by the church for Sunday school. RG and LR bought it in February, 1935, to use as a guest house for their visitors. WG, eds.
  • Canellun

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Laura Riding and Robert Graves' house. Also Canellun (private) road. WG, KG
  • Son Bujosa

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    Farm-house on the way to the Cala. WG
  • Can Torrent

    Deyá, Majorca, Sp
    House next to Canellun also belonging to LR & RG. Built by Norman Cameron. WG

People Mentioned

  • Karl/Carl

    Goldschmidt, Karl
    Karl Goldschmidt, later Kenneth Gay: Graphic artist, friend and secretary of Robert Graves and Laura Riding since 1934. R. G. spells both as Carl and Karl.
  • Rosa

    Rosa
    Dress maker. Also made cushions, seat covers, etc. WG
  • Miguel

    Miguel
    One of four village carpenters. Others were Miguel Junior, Francisco and Antonio de Ca's Pintat. WG
  • Graves, Robert
    Author of the diary.

Organizations Mentioned

  • Bonet

    Bonet
    Makers of Mallorcan lace in Palma. WG
  • Arthur Barker Ltd.

    Barker, Arthur
    The English publisher of I, Claudius and Claudius the God. WG
  • Ribbons and Winder

    Ribbons and Winder
    L.R. & R.G.'s income tax accountants. WG